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The mindblowing numbers behind Cristiano Ronaldo's 'record-breaking move to Al-Nassr'

Josh Lawless

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The mindblowing numbers behind Cristiano Ronaldo's 'record-breaking move to Al-Nassr'

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become the highest-paid athlete in the world with his rumoured Al-Nassr contract and the numbers behind the move are mindblowing.

The 37-year-old's deal with Manchester United was terminated by the club after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

Chelsea, Newcastle and Inter Miami were all linked with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner but stunning reports from Spain claim that Ronaldo is set to join Al-Nassr on January 1 on a free.

MARCA say he will put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal and the total worth of Ronaldo's contract will be €200 million per season in the Middle East.

There will be also be a huge signing-on fee of just under €100 million euros.

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He will therefore become the highest-paid athlete in the world, dwarfing the salaries of Lionel Messi and Neymar, who are said to collect €75 million and €70 million per season respectively.

His pay packet will also be superior to a slew of American athletes in the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball.

Over on Twitter, @eurofootcom has crunched the Ronaldo's mooted wage numbers and it's next level.

Per month, Ronaldo will be raking in an outrageous €16 million per month - equating to €3.8 million per week and €760,000 per day.

If you're going off an hourly rate, Ronaldo's is €96,000 and broken down further, he will make €1,600-a-minute and

€26 per second.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Though he will be swimming in the money and playing into his 40's, Ronaldo will no longer be playing at the highest level of European football.

Instead, he will be playing for a side who have won the Saudi Professional League nine times.

Former Roma and Lyon boss Rudi Garcia will be his manager, while he is slated to be teammates with Cameroon star Vincent Aboubakar.

Ronaldo, who is still at the World Cup with Portugal, confirmed he received an offer from an unnamed Saudi club in the summer but elected to stay at United.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Footy Renders

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Manchester United

Josh Lawless
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